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If you have a patient that on imaging has a "loss of the cervical curve" here is a paper I suggest you use in your practice and in your notes to explain the poor physiologic long-term outcomes, and why your care is necessary to improve this pathology. These authors, which are surgeons, explain how a loss of the cervical curve leads to "adjacent level ossification disease", ALOD. We should strive to educate our patients and community about the long-term consequences of spinal findings that we identified in our offices, but also how . . .
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